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Tue
23
Dec

West St. Paul stems tide of wayward shopping carts

Carts from Wal-Mart make up the bulk of the stash collected by city volunteers at the West St. Paul public works facility. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)
Carts from Wal-Mart make up the bulk of the stash collected by city volunteers at the West St. Paul public works facility. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Wal-Mart adding new containment system
“Aha! Now that’s your oddball!” yelled Richard Bakke, a longtime West St. Paul resident and city volunteer who has been wrangling wayward shopping carts since 2011.
On Dec. 12 near the intersection of Marthaler Lane and Lothenbach Avenue, Bakke and his fellow “Cart Cop” Terry Roche spotted a small, red basket from Family Dollar, a rare find among the bus stops, dumpsters and apartment garages on their route along the South Robert Street corridor. It’s often riddled with abandoned carts from area big-box retailers — K-Mart, Wal-Mart, Target, Menards, Lowe’s and Cub Foods. The nearest Family Dollar is two miles away in South St. Paul.

Tue
23
Dec

Beloved West St. Paul barber hangs up his shears

Jerry Brown cuts Deuane Roberts’ hair for the last time. Roberts, who just had a birthday, says, “I’m celebrating my 85th birthday in the barber shop!” (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Jerry Brown cuts Deuane Roberts’ hair for the last time. Roberts, who just had a birthday, says, “I’m celebrating my 85th birthday in the barber shop!” (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

After 50 years, Jerry Brown retires, earns city honor
West St. Paul barber Jerry Brown learned his lesson early: don’t mess around with cutting women’s hair.
What’s more, he learned it from his wife.
The hairy tale: she asked him to take a quarter of an inch off the ends, then another quarter inch because she decided it wasn’t short enough.

Sun
21
Dec

Inver Grove Heights neighbors tire of Eau de Garbage

South-West Review police reports published Dec. 21, 2014 for Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Fri
19
Dec

King and I Thai coming to Mendota Heights


This photo appeared on the King and I Thai Facebook page Dec. 19 with the caption "It's really happening!!"

Two years after King and I Thai shuttered its Minneapolis location, the restaurant is planning to reemerge — in Mendota Heights.

Thu
18
Dec

South St. Paul council appoints new member


William Flatley

'Straight shooter' William Flatley looks to 2015
William Flatley is set to be South St. Paul's newest council member. "I want to make a difference for, not only our citizens but for our businesses," the lifelong South St. Paul resident said. The South St. Paul City Council appointed Flatley Monday to replace Chris Lehmann, who resigned in October after about 11 years on the council in order to serve as a judge.

Mon
15
Dec

Cop from Inver Grove Heights will be county’s chief deputy

Joe Leko
Joe Leko

Joe Leko hasn’t always wanted to be a cop.

With a bachelor’s degree in natural resources and environmental studies, he initially envisioned working for a state agency in that field.

Mon
15
Dec

A Wild surprise

Minnesota Wild player Stu Bickel surprises an Inver Grove Heights hockey team Monday night, thanks to a new program. He played alongside the 10- and 11-year-old girls, posed for photos and signed autographs.
Minnesota Wild player Stu Bickel surprises an Inver Grove Heights hockey team Monday night, thanks to a new program. He played alongside the 10- and 11-year-old girls, posed for photos and signed autographs. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Stu Bickel pays surprise visit to Inver Grove Heights hockey team
Makenzie Gibson faced an unexpected adversary in the net Monday night.
Minnesota Wild player Stu Bickel surprised the 11-year-old goalie and the rest of the Inver Grove Heights Spartans U10A girls hockey team by practicing alongside them for more than an hour, posing for photos and signing autographs at the Veterans Memorial Community Center ice rink.

Mon
15
Dec

South St. Paul council interviews candidates for open seat

Krystle Christensen
Krystle Christensen

Candidate interviews for the South St. Paul City Council member vacancy were rather brief Wednesday evening.

Mon
15
Dec

Mendota Heights city administrator leaves for Lakeville

Justin Miller
Justin Miller

Justin Miller lauded for financial, planning skills
After three years of service to the city of Mendota Heights, Justin Miller has decided to make his next career move. The 38-year-old city administrator has accepted an offer to fill the same role for the city of Lakeville.
“The city of Lakeville just provided an opportunity that I thought I couldn’t pass up,” Miller said. “There’s a lot of economic development down there that really excites me.”

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